Audio version of Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones is out now!
The tenth volume of my Outlaw Chronicles, Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones (below), is available as an audio book on Amazon. Click here for the link.
Once again the superlative Mike Rogers is reading the book (as he has done so brilliantly for many of the other volumes of Outlaw Chronicles) and he has done his usual bang-up job.
The book takes place in the spring of 1192 in the region of Burgundy, as our heroes travel back from the Holy Land after the Third Crusade. In terms of the series, it falls between Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold and King’s Man. It is about Robin making trouble for the rulers of the region on behalf of his master King Richard the Lionheart, and Alan Dale, who is just 17 in this one, and being even more foolish than usual, falls in love with a pretty local girl.
This is the back-of-book blurb:
Spring, 1192. Robin Hood and his band of men, travelling home from the Third Crusade, find themselves in the lush, wine-rich Duchy of Burgundy. When they are captured by a renegade knight and taken across the River Saone to the rival County of Burgundy, they are plunged into a nightmarish world of treachery, deceit and cold-blooded murder. While the cunning Earl of Locksley plots and schemes to advance King Richard’s cause in the two Burgundies, Alan Dale, his loyal lieutenant and personal trouvère, embarks on a private quest to rescue a damsel in distress and falls foul of the monstrous guardian of the Castle of Bones.
This may well be the last Robin and Alan adventure that I write. I might do a couple more, maybe, if I have the time, but not for a few years. I need a break from my Sherwood heroes and I have several other urgent projects on the go. Talking of which, my new-ish Viking novel, The Last Berserker (Fire Born 1), below, will be out on Audible in a few days time. And you can already get the the audio version of Berserker on other platforms, so I’m reliably informed.
In other news, I will be starting work next week on the edits of The Saxon Wolf, which is the second one in the Fire Born series – hopefully out late this autumn. I have been noodling about with ideas for Fire Born Three, too, the first draft of which I hope to finish writing by Christmas, to be published next spring or summer. I also have another secret writing project, something I’m very excited about, which I hope I will be able to reveal in due course.
So lots to do at the moment. And for the foreseeable future, too. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the audio version of The Castle of Bones, and as always, leave a review, if you can, or just let me know what you think of it. Angus out!